Many of us did not expect to see Chris Hemsworth transformed into fat Thor in “Avengers: Endgame“.
While some viewers (who were expecting to see Hemsworth’s abs) found it slightly uncomfortable, the Australian actor found it “so much fun” to play fat Thor on the big screen.
In speaking with Graham Norton during his recent talk show episode, Hemsworth went into how the God of Thunder went into alcoholism and overeating that resulted in the heavy weight gain. “He did eat his feeling. He definitely ate his way through his emotions, yeah,” he said.
The A-lister also recalled how the makeup artists transformed him into a much ponderous version of himself. “It’s the most remarkable thing. It’s prosthetic, latex kind of thing which literally I would slip into. It weighed about 60-70 pounds and had a zip up at the back,” the sexy star added.
On the bright side though, Hemsworth mused, “I got a lot of cuddles.” Did the star-studded cast from “Avengers: Endgame” poked fun at him? “Robert Downey Jr. gave me a fair share of belly rubs. I felt like Santa Claus. There were Avengers on my lap from time to time,” he added.
In a separate interview, the hunky actor also gave a similar answer. “People just kept coming up and cuddling me like a big bear or rubbing my belly like I was pregnant. Or trying to sit on my lap like I was Santa Claus,” Hemsworth was quoted as saying.
He continued, “You get a lot of affection. I felt like an old man, an old grandpa, with a bunch of kids around. And then you get sick of it when people come up and grab your belly. ‘Don’t grab me like that!’ I know how my wife (actress and producer Elsa Pataky) felt when strangers would come up and rub her belly.”
Hemsworth was also in Bali last week to promote “Men in Black: International”. Those who attended the press conference were surprised to find out that the 35-year-old heartthrob could speak Bahasa Indonesia as he studied the foreign language in primary school and high school.
“Yes (I studied Indonesian) in primary school and high school, but I didn’t pay much attention, unfortunately. But I remember a little bit, like counting one to 10,” he previously told journalists, adding that he didn’t concentrate much in class.
Fortunately, someone compiled a 1-minute-and-30-second video from past and present of Hemsworth speaking Bahasa during various interviews. Watch and be impressed: